PISCATAWAY, NJ - Former Rutgers women’s basketball great, Sue Wicks, has announced her retirement from the WNBA’s New York Liberty. An original draft pick of the team in 1997 (sixth overall), Wicks finished her career as the team’s all-time leader in blocked shots (155) and rebounds (788).
She led the team to four Eastern Conference championships and won the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award in 2000. She finished her playing career after six seasons with the Liberty and an international career of more than 15 years.
Wicks, 36, starred at Rutgers from 1984-1988 and is only one of two players to have her numbered retired at the University. A 1994 inductee into the Rutgers basketball Hall of Fame, Wicks was a three-time Kodak All-American, a three-time Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year and the 1988 Naismith National Player of the Year. She holds the Scarlet Knight career records in points (1,357), blocks (293), scoring average (21.2 ppg), rebounding average (10.9 rpg), field goals made (1,091), field goals attempted (2.099), free throws made (473) and free throws attempted (641).
The New York Liberty will honor Wicks at a ceremony at Madison Square Garden during the upcoming season.